Dating is Dead. Long Live Dating as the Next Generation is Dating Less Thanks to Technology 9/13/17 -A Whittle Bit of Commentary

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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According to a new book from a professor at San Diego State University, dating is on the decline among the iGeneration, those that were born between 1995 and 2002. Apparently they’re less interested in romance than their millennial peers according to the UK Telegraph.

This is the generation that grew up with social media, smartphones, so they figure why go out when you can stay in and talk on Snapchat instead? I mean, it is cheaper than dating, so maybe they’re on to something.

Among those interviewed and surveyed that included 11 million people, just 56% of 14-18 year olds said they’ve gone on a date, while 85% of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers have gone out. The article didn’t say how many of those use dating apps, but as I’ve said before, all those obsession with social media is not healthy in the long run and all these kids that spend all day on their phones are gonna grow up with not having the communication and life skills they’re gonna need to make it.

Although, maybe they’re smarter than the rest of us, because depending on the person you’re dating, you might be better off to just Netflix and chill on a Friday night.

I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Background Material:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/09/11/end-young-love-dating-decline-among-i-generation-study-finds/

 

 

Posted on September 12, 2017 .